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23 April 2023

The best Fayoum Tours and Things to Do in Fayoum

Things to Do in Fayoum

 • Wadi El Rayan - This is a natural protectorate in Fayoum known for its beautiful waterfalls and lakes. It is a very popular tourist attraction.

Wadi El Rayan


 • Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. This is the most important site in the world for the demonstration of this stage of evolution. It portrays vividly the form and life of these whales during their transition. The number, concentration and quality of such fossils here is unique, as is their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape. The fossils of Al-Hitan show the youngest archaeocetes, in the last stages of losing their hind limbs. Other fossil material in the site makes it possible to reconstruct the surrounding environmental and ecological conditions of the time.

The fossils of Al-Hitan

Qarun Lake - Also known as Lake Moeris, this saltwater lake is the largest in Egypt and a major landmark of Fayoum. Many tourists visit the lake for bird watching, fishing, and other activities.

Qarun Lake

• Fayoum Pottery Center - Fayoum is known for its artisanal pottery and handcrafts. The Pottery Center is a popular stop for those interested in local arts and crafts.

Fayoum Pottery Center

Fayoum Pottery Center


• Tunis Village - This village is a well-preserved traditional Egyptian village that showcases normal architecture, culture and way of life. It is like an open-air museum.

Tunis Village fayoum

• Waterwheels - The waterwheels, especially the old wooden ones, have become popular spots for photographs. They are iconic symbols of Fayoum's agricultural heritage.

Waterwheels in fayoum

• Temples - There are a few ancient Egyptian temples in Fayoum, like the Temples of Soknopaiou Nesos and Sobek Temple at Qarra. These attract history and archaeology enthusiasts.


Temples of Soknopaiou Nesos

Temples of Soknopaiou Nesos

Birdwatching - Due to the lakes and marshes, Fayoum is a birdwatcher's paradise. Many birds, including migratory birds, can be spotted in Fayoum, especially at Qarun Lake and Wadi El Rayan.

Birdwatching in fayoum

• Middle Kingdom Pyramids - There are a few small step pyramids in Fayoum dating to the Middle Kingdom, like the Pyramid of Hawara and Pyramid of Meidum.

Pyramid of Hawara and Pyramid of Meidum.

• Crocodile Museum - The Crocodile Museum showcases the history of crocodiles in Egypt, especially in Fayoum where crocodiles were commonly found.

• Observatories - The ancient astronomic observatories in Fayoum, like Soknopaiou Observatory, are popular historical sites.

Those would be my recommendations for top search keywords for Fayoum based on major tourist attractions and points of interest there. Let me know if you need any more suggestions.


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